MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics102% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive96% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7A12
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160512
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJan 25 '17 at 23:20
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
SC Int 119
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 449
102% 450 Pts
MC Int 624
MC Float 711
MC Mixed 678
100% 671 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.49
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 316
Reflection 298
Parallax 319
98% 311 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 290
Splatting 234
104% 244 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 102%
Great: 110%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$139
229GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
96% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 400
Mixed 216
82% 373 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 47.2
4K Mixed 38.2
126% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 129
136% 227 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 96%
Great: 118%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$176
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
45.7% Average
MC Read 15.5
MC Write 15.8
MC Mixed 12.9
42% 14.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 16.9
SC Mixed 16.7
45% 15.9 GB/s
Latency 61
66% 61 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 45.7%
Great: 88%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) Builds (Compare 3,353 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,145
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CPUGPUSSD
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HDDRAMUSB
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